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19 Mar, 2008 03:39

‘Merchant of Death’ to stay in jail

A Thai court has extended the term suspected Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout can be held in jail without charge by another 12 days. Thai authorities have received an official request from the U.S. for Bout's extradition, but they say this could only be co

The lawyer for the alleged gunrunner has said he will file another request for his release on bail on Wednesday.

Bout was arrested on March 6 in Bangkok. He is suspected of arms trafficking to conflict zones and supplying militants and terrorist organisations with arms.